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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Missy Dehn Kubitschek  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in Effingham, Illinois

-- Missy Dehn Kubitschek on WorldCat --

E-Mail: --

Illinois Connection

Missy Kubitschek received her BA from Carleton College and her M. A and Ph. D. from the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ms. Kubitschek is a Professor of English at Indiana University and also serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Claiming the heritage :
ISBN: 0878054758. OCLC Number: 22240157

University Press of Mississippi,. .

Toni Morrison :
ISBN: 0313302650. OCLC Number: 51689107

Greenwood Press,. .

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, Toni Morrison is among our most distinguished contemporary novelists. Morrison describes herself as a "black woman novelist," and all her novels deal with African American characters and communities. Exploring the entire cycle of human life in a spiritual context, her novels are also universal in their depiction of families, especially mothers and their children. This study analyzes in turn each of her novels. It also provides the reader with a complete bibliography of her writings, as well as a list of selected reviews and criticism. The discussion of each novel features sections on plot and character development, narrative structure, thematic issues, and an alternative critical approach from which to read the novel. Written specifically for high school and college students and general readers, this study illuminates and enriches the reading of Morrison's novels.